Richmond Bridge Camp, Tournament Ground and Corroboree Site

Stage Number: MBSH.03.04.09

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Murarrie-Cannon Hill

Epoch: Early 19th Century

Street Address: Flats north of Wynnum Road crossing of Bulimba Creek, Murarrie

Latitude & Longitude: -27.47036111,153.10711111

Time Link: 1823

Map Link: 1891

Image Time Point: 1891

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Major Corroboree Ground and inter-tribal Camping and meeting place at the flats of Bulimba Creek, for groups from southside Brisbane, Bribie Island, and Moreton Bay. It was especially used in the 1850s-1860s. The last major Corroboree here (1872) saw 300 participants. Residents from this Camp were employed to catch runaway workers, and sometimes tried to rob homesteads during the 1870s. In 1872, a group from here led by King Tommy Minnippi beseiged Kendrick’s Hotel in an attempted robbery, resulting in the mounted police under Constables Sands and Ameis violently dispersing the group.


Ray Kerkhove, 2015, Aboriginal Campsites of Greater Brisbane (Salisbury: Boolarong), 164.

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QSA. QSA Series 1748 Moreton District, County of Stanley Maps – A1 Series. 1 mile to the inch. Queensland Census Districts. 1 mile to the inch. Government Engraving Office, Brisbane. 620650